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KOFY
Dec 28, 2012 11:30am PST
marzullo, abc7 news. >>> new york city police are looking for a woman who killed a man by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train last night. this shows the woman moments after the man was killed in queens. witnesses say the woman got up from a bench and shoved the man on to the tracks, the second time in a month somebody has killed a subway patron by pushing them into the path of a train. >>> mike is straight ahead with our forecast i am >> within more storm then a break -- one more storm then a break from the wet weather. clouds getting thicker. we'll look at live doppler and show you where the rain is and when it will get to your neighborhood. >>> russian president vladimir putin signs a new bill that affects many u.s. parents hoping to adopt. >>> the college student who got a restraining order >>> russia's president has made it official, it is now illegal for americans to adopt children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill banning the adoptions earlier this morning. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than
KOFY
Dec 31, 2012 11:30am PST
city's 46 homicide of the year. police responded to reports of a man with a gun on lewis road and wall street, east of highway 87 in south san jose. when officers arrived they found a man who had been shot to death. the investigation is in the early stages. a news crew is on the scene more details as soon as they become available. >> skwhraoping right now, a judge has just reduced detail for the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident. 23-year-old gina eunice was just arraigned on felony vehicular manslaughter, dui and hit-and-run this is last week. police say she hit four pedestrians at twin peaks lookout december 13th. one victim thrown down a hill, another victim, a 56-year-old woman died at the hospital. investigators say eunice left the scene. others found her damaged car a short distance away. the judge has reduced her bail from two million dollars to one million dollars. if she makes bail she will face mandatory monitoring. >>> oakland police investigator going through video and talking to witnesses to try find the killer of a a 15-ye
KOFY
Dec 27, 2012 11:30am PST
on the peninsula. daly city police arrested romeo natan after investigators say he tried to use stolen credit cards at tear get store he obtained those cards after filling out applications to customers along his route. the d.a.'s office suspects he snatched up to 3,000 pieces of mail. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and got a credit card. >> thing to happen during the see sown of giving -- terrible thing to happen during the season of giving. >> three of his friends face charges police say they bought items with those stolen credit cards. >>> air travel to and from the east coast is a nightmare because of a severe winter storm causing power outages, accidents and rising death toll. katie marzullo is here with more. >> reporter: the number of people killed has tripled since yesterday morning. the storm that is dumping snow is blamed for 15 deaths. there's anywhere from a few inches to two feet of snow in dining room locations in the northeast. it is creating -- creating chaos on the roads and airp
KOFY
Dec 26, 2012 11:30am PST
city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expande
KOFY
Dec 24, 2012 11:30am PST
center in the city that will be relief for some of the workers who have been working overnight and extended hours in the final hours before christmas. if you're planning to do last minute shopping, don't forget the wrapping paper. live in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> great tip, thank you. happens all the time. >>> upside of waiting until the laugh minute, the deep discounts. -- the last minute, the deep discounts. kira klapper joins us with the deals. >> reporter: last minute shoppers might not find a parking spot today but they will find steals, prices slashed on clothes, toys, even appliance. with hours until christmas, the madness at the mall is in full swing. 10% of americans have waited until today to buy their final gifts. if you are one of those hunting for that perfect present, no doubt, you will find a great deal. >> a lot of the stores now the same markdowns as they did black friday weekend, great time to come out. >> reporter: 40% off american at eastern eagle and banana republic, k mart offering 50% off pajamas and robes, sears between $90 off tool sets. lowe's
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
the city's 46 homicide of the year. police responded to reports of a man with a gun on lewis road and wall street, east of highway 87 in south san jose. when officers arrived they found a man who had been shot to death. the investigation is in the early stages. a news crew is on the scene more details as soon as they become available. >> skwhraoping right now, a judge has just reduced detail for the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident. 23-year-old gina eunice was just arraigned on felony vehicular manslaughter, dui and hit-and-run this is last week. police say she hit four pedestrians at twin peaks lookout december 13th. one victim thrown down a hill, another victim, a 56-year-old woman died at the hospital. investigators say eunice left the scene. others found her damaged car a short distance away. the judge has reduced her bail from two million dollars to one million dollars. if she makes bail she will face mandatory monitoring. >>> oakland police investigator going through video and talking to witnesses to try find the killer of a a 15-ye
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
. crowd pack new york city times square to see the ball drop at midnight. ball put on quite a big show actually leading up to the big moment light show several stories above times square. now you can ring in the new year with us right after the if you get at 11:30 we go back to new york for dick clark new year's rocking eve with ryan seacrest. so stay tune for that. >>> billions of people have already been ringing in the new year all around the world. hundreds of thousands watch as fireworks lit up the sky above berlin, crowd stretched for more than a mail. several musician including tyler and pet shop boys kept everyone entertained as folk wait for midnight to arrive. crowd dance to gangnam style in times square tonight. stroke of midnight sparked beginning of giant fireworks show in the skies over copenhagen, denmark. spectacular. thoughts of dane cheer from the streets as the many bright colors lit up the night sky over scandanavia. very, very nice evening. >>> we have breaking news pass along now from washington where senators have just passioned the bill we were talking about few
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
daly city and colma. you are on the radar of those showers heading your way. they are sliding quickly. you will get a brief,d"7 lighto moderate shower maybe 30 seconds, it gone this going to repeat throughout the day with temperatures in the 50s, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. light out there, first look or second look at bay bridge toll, traffic is very light heading into san francisco, no problems upper deck through the tunnel into the city out of san rafael northern portion of san rafael past lucas valley road and freitas parkway towards north san pedro road, very light, reports in paoup southbound of an accident at washington street, -- i'll update that at our next trip, mass transit, muni everybody on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this ro
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
this time last year,)vhh> two people had been killed on bay area roads. >>> san francisco city officials are urging new year's eve party-goers to take advantage of several transit options and leave the car at home tonight. bart will be running trains until 3 a.m., new year's day if you are coming from the east bay, pittsburg bay point and richmond strains will stop at montgomery station beginning at 8 p.m., not the embarcadero, muni offering free rides 8 to 6 a.m., you can ride free on sam trans and cal trains starting at 11:00 tonight >>> live look outside at the bay area toll plaza traffic sailing along fine. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast, kristen and you are keeping an eye on the roads we'll have a live traffic update. >>> how a vodka bottle is being credited with thwarting a stick-up rob rich all caught 11111111g -- >>> notice your heater running a little more last night? here the reason why. let's take about the winds they are out there, not much, wilt maybe it feel a degree or two cooler when you step out. this afternoon, high clouds and sunshine,
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
accused of stealing mail on the peninsula. daly city police arrested romeo natan after investigators say he tried to use stolen credit cards at tear get store he obtained those cards after filling out applications to customers along his route. the d.a.'s office suspects he snatched up to 3,000 pieces of mail. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and got a credit card. >> thing to happen during the see sown of giving -- terrible thing to happen during the season of giving. >> three of his friends face charges police say they bought items with those stolen credit cards. >>> air travel to and from the east coast is a nightmare because of a severe winter storm causing power outages, accidents and rising death toll. katie marzullo is here with more. >> reporter: the number of people killed has tripled since yesterday morning. the storm that is dumping snow is blamed for 15 deaths. there's anywhere from a few inches to two feet of snow in dining room locations in the northeast. it is creating -- creating chaos on th
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
local playground torched by vandals at city park in september. local group called tack back antioch has raised $8500 so far, --. today the utility will present a giant check at 10 a.m. insurance will cover rest of the $$250,000 repair bill. >>> thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers taking full advantage of the large crowds. after getting caught on video police have nabbed a group of shoplifters behind a string of outrageous thefts. >> reporter: police say if you look closely at these women their bags were empty when they entered the store in san francisco's laurel heights. >> they fill it up in the store and usually just run out and they make away with the merchandise. >> reporter: they were arrested after police say they stole from the gymboree walked a few doors down and tried to steal from the gap. one had mace. >> if they get stopped, they will turn around and spray them in the face to distract them to buy them more time >> reporter: these women were no strangers to the store the clerk immediately recognized them from past shoplifting incidents one had a stay away order
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
a repeat of monday. city krause worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbag along a -- city crews worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbags along a leaky levee. a construction project begins in the spring to that.i%b7ñ this morning a stretch of highway 1 south of big sur closed after rock slides from the weekend storm. the slide happened sunday afternoon. crews are working to clear the debris and repair a 60 foot section of damaged roadway. there's no word on when it is going to reopen. officials hope to have one lane open this week. >>> in the north bay rain and runoff have napa river swollen, but well within its banks. other parts of wine country look more like lakes. water topped levee at sonoma creek. an area where people expect flooding in heavy rain not a big problem for the chardonnay lines this time of year and there are long term benefits. >> for the vineyards it recharges water supply, allows us to -- we get the topsoil from the valley. the bada;hjç news is every yeart costs 10 to $15,000 to clear out. >> they repair broken levees o
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 1:05am PST
firing shots. that was not the case. no gunman and no significant injuries. a boy from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder.>>> well, while >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arreste
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
phone with the city of napa where officials expect the river will crest lower than predicted. as you can see it is still underwater and cal trans is waiting it out. they say it may reopen after christmas day. live in sonoma county, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you, cornell. and the santa cruz county of fell ton was hit hard. today's storm forced road closures and evacuations. thomas roman has more. >> this truck was almost fully submerged on sunday afternoon. this is the community of fell ton grove. its 40 plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the streets were under anywhere from six inches to four feet of water, these still
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
dramatic rescue in redwood city. fire protection crews from redwood city and menlo park got a call that two kayakers war were stabbed in the wetlands, and using try angulation they were found in minutes. they were stuck in mud when the tide turned quickly. >>> the weather is also affecting bay area airports. san francisco international, up to 30 flights canceled and many delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. >> i found out my flight had been cancelled after four hours waiting in the airport. i had to wait another three hours in a customer service line which i didn't get to the end of before the booth closed, and ended up having to call in and organize that. then they switched me on airlines. >> ama: a nightmare. officials urge people to check with the airlines for the status of their flights before coming to the airport. for up to date information go to the flight tracker on the front page of our web site, abc7news.com. >> just ahead, lots of wind and rain here. what about in the sierra? we'll take you up the hill to see the conditions. >> we're tracking the storm
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
learned that the california conservation corps is coming to help the city of east palo alto with sandbagging and repairs to this levee that sort of compromised last night and was leaking, what they call a boil was created. they are hoping to take advantage of the dry weather in advance of the storms expected tomorrow. >> they spent the morning power washing his muddy backyard. it's feet from the creek which last night rose at least 15 feet to spill over its banks and into his backyard. >> every year, every year. because like i say, it could happen. >> primary challenge has been funding. >> reporter: a variety of cities and counties and the water district joined a agency after the devastating flood. but construction won't be completed until next year. authority abandoned army corps of engineers. >> their measure "b" dedicated about $38 million to address the flooding issues on the creek. >> reporter: last night's rain coincided with high tide. seven homes were under mandatory evacuation. many people left without being told. >> i was told that people had to move out but we were alr
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
talking with staff. -- >>> a buy from daly city is dead from a traffic accident that also -- a the two died christmas night in pasadena after an suv running from police smashed into their minivan. $p$c >>> the rain may have stopped for now, but the combination of wind and rain has weakened and toppled trees. trees have fallen in several communities over the past few days. moving patrol car. the officer escaped unharmed yesterday. >> i heard a couple loud cracking sounds and saw a couple pedestrians pointing upward and a couple small branches fell on my windshield, i hit the brakes, car stopped and a tree fell on top of the car. >> a local arborist blames busy during the holidays. >> especially swirling winds that aren't coming from standard direction can cause a >> this tree fell into a creek if east palo alto, a few feet from houses that face the danger of rising flood waters over the weekend. >> there's lots of snow for skiers also danger. autopsy1r -- avalanche danger is listed in the sierra, two died as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the ways you can tell an avalanch
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
pressure through new year's eve. tonight there are check points in san francisco, pacifica, redwood city, mountain view and san jose. abc7 news reporter alan wong reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171 dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses, like the pier 15 restaurant and bar, say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's wo
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
run off with their lucrative stash. in new york city and l.a. i-phone thefts have spiked more than 30%. in washington d.c. they make up nearly 40% of all robberies. san francisco list say they have received some 1700 reports of stolen cell phones this year. >>> a sledding exhibition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. the drama on a frozen upon in san bernardino county. it was caught on video. almost turned into a christmas day disaster when a man fell through the ice, setting off a chain reaction. one person after another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast and it went from cheering to all of a sudden just an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> wow, i'll say. a crowd gathered on shore frantically screaming for help. at one point twelve people were in the water. eventually everyone was hauled to shore and no one was hurt. >>> preparations are underway for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade, now just two days away. they are getting the floats ready, putting on the flower
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
and then they run off with the lucrative stash. in new york city and l.a. i-phone thefts have spiked more than 30%. in washington d.c. they make up nearly 40% of all robberies. san francisco police say they have received some 1700 reports of stolen cell phones this year. >>> a sledding exhibition goings hooshably wrong in the mountains. this is in san bernardino county and caught on video. it almost turned into a christmas day disaster when a man fell through the ice, setting off a chain reaction. one person of a another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast and it went from cheering to all of a sudden an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> wow, i'll say. a crowd gathered on shore frantically screaming for help. at one point twelve people were in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everyone was finally hauled out to shore. remarkably no one was hurt. >>> preparations are underway for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade, now just two days away. volunteers are getting the im
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the city çs÷ç oakland, that was 24 hours ago in. in the short time, four people lost lives on the streets of oakland. >> and i heard p.o.w., p.o.w., p.o.w.. it won't stop. >> ricky lives house as way from where two men were shot and killed after 1:00 a.m. there have been no arrests and police have not identified a suspect but this morning the 800 block of immediate avenue remained an active crime scene. investigators looking for clues and collecting eefdz i heard about 20 shots. and minutes later a woman stabbed to death in this apartment. police detained a man with cuts to his hands, investigators moved in and out of the second floor apartment telling abc 7 news they were still working to identify the victim. all on the heels of kmebts made by howard jordan, yesterday, he discussed putting into place a two-point plan to fight violent crime in oakland. >> we don't want a repeat of this year, next year. we have 127 murders this year. >> it's now 130 murders after two gunshots victim were and the driver is now in police custody after he fran police and smashed his car into this linc
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
recovered a handgun they believe was used in a deadly shooting today adding to the city's high homicide rate. the shooting happened on louis road just blocks from the santa clara county fair grounds, police called to the shortly before 9:30. they arrived and found a man dying from one gunshot wound two. people have been detained but police say the shooting is not gang related. >> there are some cameras. we haven't been able to pull up what is on cameras just yet. but investigators will be able to do that. >> there is a huge response to the shooting that is adding to strained police resources. the recent -- most, rather, since 1991. there were 53 murders. >> in santa clara count yes eem tlee people are wanted for the murder of a man killed in his home three weeks ago. a lot of agencies worked together to make this happen. >> you're right. the los gatos police department is the lead agency on this high profile case but there has been a lot of collaboration in terms of the investigation and arrest which is taking place in multiple cities. four people now in custody in connection with this
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
city and myself. >> today, investigators are talking to witnesses and using surveillance video to piece together what happened to find those responsible. the chief went on to say he and his department are skmited could making it safe for young people. he also sent out a warning that tonight, it's new year's eve. that means a lot of people may want to participate in celebratory gunfire. he says it will not be tolerate skptd crime suppression teams are working the neighborhood. >> and the family and friends of victims came together with clergy and civic leaders calling for an end to the violence in the streets of oakland. some headed to the interfaith service. each cross represents a person murdered in oakland this year. it grew to 131 crosses this year up from 103 last year. >> this is crazy and there are kids playing with grown up toys and don't know how to;0! control them, how to handle them. and i think it's -- enough is enough. you've got to stop somewhere. >> some families called on city leaders to put more plfrs on the streets. >> violence in the bay, san jose police hoping to reco
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
temperatures, santa rosa, concord livermore all at 31, mid to upper 30s redwood city, mountain view, san jose and los gatos, 40s, fremont, oakland, san francisco and half moon bay low to mid 40s there. 32 in gilroy. today as we move into the future, mostly sunny, close to average, within two to five degrees of normal highs, frost likely next couple of nights extended period of dry weather all seven days could be dry. low to mid 50s around the bay from 52 at half moon bay and san francisco, san rafael and richmond, 55 in san jose. montereyj=íy bay low to mid 50s around the bay and inland high clouds mixing with the sun from time to time. , east bay valleys, north bay valleys, mid 30s bay shoreline, 43 san francisco. three high pressures dominating a weather pattern, every time one tries to come through high pressure will take all the energy of the storms to get through, once they do, partly cloudy that's it reinforcing shot of cold air for the next couple of morning, frost, we could get near 60, saturday, sunday. have a great day. >>> 5:19. keeping an eye on your commute this morning, su
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
and take them off of the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and made 18 arrests. they support the bill. >> this legislation is being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fort tud to not drive drunk. >> the device costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs to ensure accuracy that can run an additional $50 to $100 every two months. mothers against drunk driving would prefer laws tougher. >> i prefer they're installed on every dui convicted person's car. this is a great stop gach. >> four california counties are in the middle of a pilot project in which those devices are required after the first dui conviction. and is hoping that feed back from that pilot project might provide ammunition it needs for a tougher law. >> writers on edge after another person was pushed into an oncoming train and killed. witnesses say a woman was following a man mum bling to herself, when the man stood near the edge of the plat
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
center in the city that will be relief for some of the workers who have been working overnight and extended hours in the final hours before christmas. if you're planning to do last minute shopping, don't forget the wrapping paper. live in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> great tip, thank you. happens all the time. >>> upside of waiting until the laugh minute, the deep discounts. -- the last minute, the deep discounts. kira klapper joins us with the deals. >> reporter: last minute shoppers might not find a parking spot today but they will find steals, prices slashed on clothes, toys, even appliance. with hours until christmas, the madness at the mall is in full swing. 10% of americans have waited until today to buy their final gifts. if you are one of those hunting for that perfect present, no doubt, you will find a great deal. >> a lot of the stores now the same markdowns as they did black friday weekend, great time to come out. >> reporter: 40% off american at eastern eagle and banana republic, k mart offering 50% off pajamas and robes, sears between $90 off tool sets. lowe's
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
:00 a.m. noon and 4:00 tomorrow to allow cars and bicycles to pass. >> a fwroi daily city died last night after a police chase in pasadena enlded in a crash. a boy ask woman from glendale died when a suv smashed into a minivan. the names have not yet been released. pasadena police say the suv took off from the scene of an earlier fatal shooting and someone threw a loaded gun out of the window. all four people sn. uv arrested and charged with murder. >> a construction worker remains in critical condition after being knocked unconscious in a fall in a san francisco work site. these pictures over that site in edgehill way. he fell 20 feet with 10 minutes before anyone noticed he had fallen. >> we're learning more details about the young woman accused of a hit and run that killed a tour skbrift injured several others. the woman had a court houring today. we have the latest on this story. carolyn? >> the lawyer for gina says her client has never been in trouble with the law and in fact, wanted to become a police officer. gina did not seem to ak naj noj family or friends packing the court
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
outside the police headquarters in the capital city of kabul. she walked into and shot and killed the american. she was able to enter the facility armed because she is an officer and was election today carry a pistol. one afghan lawmaker is calling for additional screening measures for all candidates for the police force. >> dan: nelson mandela is spending christmas in the hospital. 94-year-old leader has been fighting a lung infection and had gallstones removed in south africa at a hospital there. the she improving and responding well to treatment. he was admitted to the hospital december 8th and there is no timetable for his release. >> carolyn: traditional christmas eve mass at vatican drew thousands to st. peters basilica. pope benedict delivered a theme of world peace. the service begins at 10:00 p.m. local time in rome. that is so the pontiff can rest before the christmas day speech. >> dan: american soldiers are spending an early christmas along with other international troops in afghanistan. u.s. and other nato forces sat down to a special meal on christmas eve. they attended
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
our health that is what is important. we'll be okay. >> reporter: the east palo alto city manager said that california conservation corps is expected to work in the dark tonight. they are not expecting tomorrow evening's storm to be as bad as last night's but they really don't want to take any chances. >> dan: better safe than sorry. there are flooding concerns in sonoma county where several roads and streets are still closed. reporter cornell bernard is live in napa. a dramatic water rescue on napa river. >> much of wine country is still drying out after the storm, but the napa river as you can see here is still high, swollen with rain. we arrived moments after a man wound up in the river right underneath the third street bridge. >> a man flailing, fighting to stay afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watched the drama unfold. >> they were there really quick. >> we needed to get him out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the victim was pulled ashore. a ladder was brought in and the man was pulled to safety. there was no time to waste. in sonoma
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
towards redwood city heading towards san jose, sunnyvale and mountain view, american canyon, vallejo across 80, benicia, hercules, el cerrito heading towards pleasant hill, walnut creek, across marin headlands will hit san francisco in 10 minutes already getting a shower from there daly city, south san francisco to pacifica. scattered showers today, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. past golden gate fields and university avenue, berkeley into emeryville, getting a little busy 80 westbound still moving nicely into the macarthur maze. no delays at the bay bridge toll, wet on the golden gate bridge this morning and light traffic conditions. down three lanes in the southbound direction, two north light week this week traffic wise between christmas sonoma flooding 121, 12 closed at 8th in shellville area due to road being closed and flooded. terry mcsweeney will have an update in a bit. south 101 washington petaluma clearing stages of that accident could be cleared by now. north 680 at mckey, accident in san jose, first reports east al 0 at eden canyon of an accident. -- >>> you just said
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
what happened to her brother last year in another city. we'll hear from her tonight at 6:00. >> there has been yet another shooting in oakland today. all about the same time the police chief and city's mayor are trying to bring in some top cops to brief up crime fighting strategies. there will be a return to community policing. chief howard jordan wants to hire policemangers to act as consultants.e bill bratten is going to lead the team with vaughn waserman from boston. >> we'll give him recommendations to make sure that they're implementing it. it's my responsibility. >> this after a jauj agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department. the oakland city council going to complete in january to consider that plan. and coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 abc 7 news's nick smith looks into how much this duo will cost the city. >> a church is trying to show young people alternatives to the kind of activities that can get them into trouble. allen? >> this may look like average lock in. but this is the second time they've had a big event like this for kids. it'
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
the car and ran. officers chased him along side the creek until he jumped in. >>> oakland's city leaders reaching for help to stem growing crime right, plan calls for consulting with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles and boston, it includes a return to neighborhood policing with five districts drawn. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit the road even if sober. would it require ignition devices on vehicles after a driver's second conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the court to decide. >>> expect to see more officers on bay area streets tonight through new year's eve. the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down. they are setting up dui checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> it is 4:35. high school senior faces possibility of being expelled after writing a poem that alarmed some at her san francisco school. the 17-year-old attends
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
tornado. two deaths are blamed on the storm. >> a child from daily city killed last night. the victim of a police chase in pasadena that ended in a tragic crash. a woman and boy kill whtd suv police were chasing ran a red light and smashed into their minivan. the suv took off near the scene of a fatal shooting that happened on christmas day. one man was killed in the shooting and another remains in critical condition. investigator are now trying to determine if there is a connection between the victims and the four occupants of the suv being chased. >> a u.s. postal worker from san bruno under arrest for stealing mail using stolen credit cards. daily city police say that he stashed bags of mail in his home to find unused credit cards, caught using the cards and is accused of giving others to friends. he faces up to seven years for identity theft and possession of stolen property. >> a work worker is in critical condition. sky 7 hd over the scene to bring us these pictures. this worker fell 20 feet through a cuttout. crews add a tough time getting to that man. >> we had to take
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
they'll fall within the city chain of command. >> they'll be reporting to me as a group. >> the group will give the chief mek ren -- recommendations. this is at a cost. let's ask the city council presented with a proposal for a fee of $250,000. money to be pulled from the city general fund. smik smith, abc 7 news. >> investigators are trying to learn what prompted a screaming call to 911 ending in a deadly shooting. it happened in an apartment complex on creekside drive near south maine street. laura anthony joins us live. are these worrying there is a danger to the public from this? >> no. they said this afternoon that this incident was isolated to the apartment behind me them have also the corner here identifying the man killed as a 22-year-old anthony banta junior, police tell us he had a weapon but won't tell us what kind. >> this is fair to say they're concerned for their emwell ook releasing few details police maintain the man shot and killed by their officers posed an immediate threat. it"ñ started with a call from a cell phone at 3:15. a woman could be heard screaming in the
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
indianapolis has shutdown all city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. >>> bargain shoppers are hitting stores in
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
murder rateness the city in more than a decade. they had a total of 18 murders this year, down from 4 the previous year, the city has also seen a decrease in the number of other violent crimes, such as attempted murder and assault. one police detective says the drop in violence is largely due to richmond0s rein creased police force, going from 400 -- 40 howevers and now 140. >> one new law aims to crack down on underaged drinking aboard so-called party buses. am teenager died on a party bus. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monito
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
, starting to move towards the wedwood city area, and this is shifting to the south. mortgage gap hill, san martin. seeing moderate rain ease up. we have a flashflood warning until 6:30 for san will you rice river near big tree and that's a big concern. that's up at 60:00 this evening. the russian officer, flood stage 32. expected to get close to 31 feet. they might come down but that would be tomorrow morning. and mine are fluke situations on the nap a river, right now at 15 feet, and the napa river, 19 feet. so minor fluctuations on bay area rivers. how long this will stay with us? we'll take a look at the forecast. >> a wind advisory was in effect for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge. if you didn't think the storm had a kick, take a look. this is our camera on mt. tamalpais in mill valley, pounded by rain and serious wind gusts. this storm drenched parts of the north bay. the national weather service issued a floor nod -- flashflood warning. and stoney point road is closed. sergio quintana is live at the scene. reporter: leigh mentioned the problem of the flash-flood warnings, and th
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and former chief william brat ton and return to community neighborhood police with 5 districts drawn throughout the city. new aggressive effort to try to control some of the street violence that has really become such a mainly problem in the city of 0oakland by. to see a chap in the weather once again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cruz mountains didn't reach all areas. skirting the coast and keeping it in
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
firing shots. that was not the case. no gunman and no significant injuries. a boy from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder. >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arrested after poli
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
are check points in san francisco, pacifica, redwood city, mountain view and san jose. abc7 news reporter alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier 15 restaurant and bar say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> th
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Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
redwood city, 36 mountains view and los gatos, 34 san , warm spot fremont, oakland, half moon bay 45. -- mid to upper 30s monterey bay and end land now, getting cold there too. -- i think it is going to be mostly sunny and seasonal temperatures today, frost likely next two nights wednesday morning probably the coldest morning in the forecast, extended period, dry. one speed bump i'll show you. other than that dry. high clouds and sun today, low to mid 50s everywhere upper 40s possible at some spot as long the coast. monterey bay and inland low to mid 40s high clouds and sun. tonight 29 livermore, napa, 30 santa rosa, 27 cloverdale, 31 vallejo, 33 concord and fremont, 34 palo alto, 35 san jose. looks like it is going to be better for widespread frost tonight. three areas of high pressure dominating the west coast, sending the storms to the south, sending them up to the north, storms that try to punch through like this one, get broken apart, so blocking high equals dry pattern. one storm is going to try make a run at it there's a slight chance thursday morning of a shower up in the nor
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
for you and very few cars coming in the city. you will see more tail lights heading out of the city after all of the partying. folks, be safe this morning. san francisco marked the arrival of the new year in style. abc 7 news reporter terry sweeney is live on the isle. >> happy new year to you. this is one of the spots that a lot of people came to check out the tracitional way of bringing in the new year. look at what i am talking about. talking about fireworks, folks. 250,000 people were expected to be piling up in the area in san francisco. we'll show a number of the fews. display of 4500 devices lasted 15 minutes and that is shorter than the 4th of july fireworks. the crowd on new year's eve is easy mood . s of other spots including here on treasure island with one message, here it is. happy new year! everything is nice and clean and beautiful. i like the people and food, it is great. >> that man in town from peru to enjoy the holiday. getting around town was busy. a luxor cab company offering a free ride from 10 to three . as far as b.a.r.t. goes, a lot of people taking advantag
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
francisco this weekend you will need a parking spot tough to come by in the city. cornell bernart"px >> reporter: finding parking in san francisco can be a mission impossible. >> drive around for half an hour sometimes. >> reporter: san francisco is one city in the bay area using smart parking technology which adjust prices at meters and sensors determine if a space is vacant many parking apps use the information to help you. officials admit it is only 90% accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect. what we've done is look at this on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: we downloaded the free sf park app, blue line indicated lots of empty spaces on hayes street near franklin we only found a crowded street. this time it appears the app let us down unless i'm missing one there is not a single space here. we are going to move on to another neighborhood. unscientific test took us to laguna street where the app showed there was parking, none here either, minutes later, success the app decked us to grove street and lots of spaces. -- have you used the app yo
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Dec 28, 2012 1:05am PST
school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and former chief william brat ton and return to community neighborhood police with 5 districts drawn throughout the city. new aggressive effort to try to control some of the street violence that has really become such a mainly problem in the city of 0oakland by. to see a chap in the weather once again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cru
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm PST
you can check it out on our web site. >> check out time's square in new york city. oh, my goodness. >> about five hoursing to before the newnás6Ñ year. party started there. spencer checked. weather is 37 degrees. is that cold? is that chilly to you? i don't know. >> it's cold. yes. you've gottens of thousands of people there. no fire works here. there is a big draw of the crystal ball that drops. >> it's going to get colder, you can ring in the new year, at 8:00 there is going to be a special new year's rocking eve celebration at 10:00, the countdown with the rocking eve.a with ryan seacrest. at 11:00 we're going to report on celebrations on abc 7 news. then at 11:30 we'll go back to new york and i say that was ryan seacrest. >> yes. everywhere, actually. >> hundreds of new state laws going into affect at midnight. one will regulate party buses. the law requires charter bus drivers and a chaperones to check ids of under aged passengers if there is alcohol on board. there is a similar law for limousines. bus drivers will face fines of up to $2,000. last july a woman fell off a par
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
higher than normal. but it is not really a flood stage. >> just got off the phone with the city of napa where officials expect the river will crest lower than predicted. as you can see it is still underwater and cal trans is waiting it out. they say it may reopen after christmas day. live in sonoma county, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you, cornell. and the santa cruz county of fell ton was hit hard. today's storm forced road closures and evacuations. thomas roman has more. >> this truck was almost fully submerged on sunday afternoon. this is the community of fell ton grove. its 40 plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the st
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
if approved that new crime reduction team of both waserman and bradden will cost the city $250,000. nick smith, abc 7 news. >> police are not releasing a lot of information about a deadly shooting by a police officer this morning. officers say they could hear a woman screaming in the background of a 911 call from the apartment. they arrived and were confronted by an armed man. police say the officers were forced to shoot the man butúj4 refused to give more detail autos there is more than one officer involved. however, i will not disclose identities for number involved but there are no officers injured in this incident. >> police would not say what provoked this shooting. the district attorney joined the investigation. ples say this is the city's first officer involved shooting since 2001. >> in oakland, business owners frightened and frustrated after returning to work to find their shops vandalized over the christmas holiday. sometime tuesday night, someone smashed windows in stores. the back wind yof a van was broken. and the operator says this type of crime is just too common in
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
=(z we are assessing damage. >> residents say the flooding happens all the time. city officials are aware and qk a public works t scheduled f9##x the spring will fixv<úz things once and for all. >>> crab fishermen north of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. fish and game has moved back the start of the commercial crab season,qc5g january 15th. the season was supposed to begin the start of december for men soon know county and points -- from mendocino county and points north. >>> 6:06, traffic and weather together are next. >>> welcome back. dress for 40 napa, fairfield, everybody else mid to upper 40s. low to midv)@ 50s wçÑd:-?o ing sunshine this afternoon. cloudy now, sunny this afternoon. É system brs tomorrow morning, light rain in the afternoon and evening, >>> dublin/s?wñ pleasanton interchange, 580/680 earlier accident off to the shoulder not blocking traffic. with injury accident ambulance en route not seeing slowing there. san francisco southbound great vote, look at bay brididz -- slow traffic beginning to build on the incline section towar
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
bury father and son in mexico city. friends set up a bank account to help the mother and daughter with living and funeral expenses. if you wish to donate, you can log on to abc-7 news.com and click on "see it on tv". the information on how to donate is there. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police held a vigil at the salon where he worked. they came to remember anthony banta, jr. police responded to a nine one one call with a woman scream income the background. officers said he had a weapon but doesn't say what it was. >> he took --... >> a good man. he had a future. >> ama: the officers involved are on paid leave, which is normal procedure. >>> we have new information tonight on the murder investigation of a entrepreneur found dead in his home last month. 66-year-old ravi kuma was killed during a home invasion november 30th. no cause of death has been released. a man and woman have been charged in the case. now two more suspects are in custody. williams was arrested in sacramento today on suspicion of murder and ha
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